Monday, February 4, 2008


Cyclones GM Steve Cohen challenged Lowell Spinners (Red Sox affiliate, and New England area rival) GM Tim Bawmann to a wager, based on the outcome of each franchise's hometown football team in the Super Bowl. Yesterday's historic Giants win was also a victory for Steve.

I never had a doubt.

Points-who needed them?

OK, so for the last 2 weeks I assumed I was going to Lowell this summer. Plus my son Evan asked me about 100 times what day we were going and that didn’t exactly inspire confidence.

Although I wasn’t (I am now) a tremendous Giant fan (I grew up a Jets fan and took to the Buccaneers while living in Florida) I will root for just anyone playing a New England team. Don’t get me wrong, I love the city of Boston but the fans can drive you crazy. Dare I say I’m even conflicted on who to root for when they play the Yankees. I spent several summers just outside of Boston and went to college at the University of Massachusetts where I spent a good portion of my time debating the merits of each town’s teams. Back then the only thing they had going for them was the Celtics numerous Championships and trust me they didn’t hesitate to talk about them. Mets beat Boston in World Series? Big deal, they had the Celtics. You would think they were the only team to win an NBA title in the 20th century.

Anyway, I consider Eli’s scramble and Tyree’s catch one of the greatest plays in playoff sports history and am grateful they saved me from hours on the Spinners grounds crew.

I look forward to Tim coming to Brooklyn and just hope he’s working on his Cha Cha Slide!

-- Steve

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